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Xavier Rudd – Come People

February 21, 2015

Directed & Produced by Sinem Saban
Co-Director: Xavier Rudd
Director of Photography: Simon Morris
Editor: James Ashbolt

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The Lie We Live

February 8, 2015

Exposing the truth about our corrupt world and what humanity has become.

This is a short documentary film I made and wrote questioning our freedom, the education system, corporations, money, the American capitalist system, the US government, world collapse, the environment, climate change, genetically modified food, and our treatment of animals.

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My name is Spencer Cathcart and if you want to contact me email freshtastical@gmail.com

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1) Iron Dragon – Alliance
2) Dynasty – Initiative – CMX
3) Above All – Petteri Sainio
4) Fringe Authority – Fan Boys – CMX
5) Immediate Music – Overcome Anything
6) Confidential Music – Paradise Lost
7) Heart of the Rebellion – Fan Boys – CMX

This is our story.

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Ancient and Modern Gnosticism

December 7, 2014

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Ancient and Modern Gnosticism

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…it was the discovery of a cache of ancient Gnostic scriptures at Nag Hammadi in the Egyptian desert in 1945 that really set off the modern phase of the Gnostic revival.

Although their translation into English was not complete until the late 1970s, early access to some of the writings inspired the great psychologist Carl Jung to draw parallels between the ancient Gnostics and modern depth psychology.

The publication in 1977 of the Nag Hammadi Librarytranslations, followed in 1978 by religious scholar Elaine Pagels’ best-selling exposition, The Gnostic Gospels, guaranteed that Gnosticism would not go away anytime soon.

Christian aspirations to a universal faith, applicable to anyone with ears to hear, led many Gnostics to posit that God the Father, of whom Jesus spoke, must be a different God altogether: a hitherto Unknown God Who existed far above the earthly realm and was free of ethnic contracts or favouritism.

Christ functioned as the messenger from this remote and impartial God, and some Gnostic scriptures downgraded the Jealous God of the Old Testament to the role of Demiurge, a lesser creator-god who brought a flawed Creation into existence and mistakenly ruled it with a heavy hand as if he were the True God.1

Thus, in the Gnostic view, salvation from this diminished material realm of suffering and injustice depended less on one’s mere beliefs or on the following of religious laws that the Demiurge put in place, than on the individual’s inner experience of gnosis – a divine knowledge of the cosmic order and one’s true identity.

The Gnostic scriptures alluded to Christ’s secret teachings, which would aid the Gnostic to embrace gnosis, and armed with this knowledge, to escape the illusory realm of the Demiurge at the time of death.

The most common Gnostic revision of the Creation story spoke of Sophia (Wisdom), an extension of the True God, venturing forth from the Pleroma (the fullness of the ineffable divine realm), producing an aborted spiritual being, Ialdobaoth (the Demiurge), who in turn created the flawed material world.

Sophia, seeing sparks of the divine entrapped in matter, descended to try and free them and was herself entrapped.

It took the efforts of the Christ (pre-existing in the Pleroma) to extricate her and return her, past the Archons presiding over intermediate planes, to her rightful place beside Him: a tale symbolic of the plight of the soul enmeshed in illusion.

Finally, the indications in Gnostic scriptures, such as the Gospel of Philip and the Gospel of Mary, that Mary Magdalene was closer to Jesus than the other disciples and received secret teachings denied to them, undercut both St. Paul’s misogynist version of Christianity and the Catholic Church’s claim to legitimacy based on St. Peter’s supposed selection as the “rock” on which the Church would be built.

The prominent role given to the Divine Feminine via the Gnostic veneration of the Magdalene and Sophia was partly recuperated by the Roman Church through the significance it later afforded the Virgin Mary, but this status was subsumed within the overall supremacy of a Church run by celibate males.

In ripping away the façade of normality, we come face to face with our true dilemma – we live in a maze of illusions and self-delusions from which we must extricate ourselves. This is, of course, a fundamentally Gnostic worldview.

The ancient Gnostics were aware that material existence is, at its root, a beguiling and temporary illusion. (Hindus called this “Maya”).

Modern physics has confirmed this at the sub-molecular level, where one can see that apparently solid objects are, in fact, composed of moving bits of energy that are neither wholly particle nor wave. The closer one looks, the less there is to see. The vast emptiness of outer space is mirrored by the vast emptiness within matter itself.

Esoteric traditions around the world teach that consciousness can exist independent of the body, and that the ability to deliver our consciousness from its addiction to sensory input and compulsive thought patterns can lead to an experience of divine consciousness (gnosis).

The message of the Christ of the Gnostics was not that he considered himself the unique and only Son of God, but that each person has the potential to expand their consciousness across the vast emptiness to the level of godhood or Self-realisation.

If the illusoriness of daily life was self-evident in the relatively simple world of two millennia ago, it is becoming even more so, for those with the eyes to see, in the present world of cybernetic virtual realities, Hollywood dream-worlds, instant messaging, corporate branding campaigns, and information warfare.

*The Nag Hammadi Library
Codex Index

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… your light, give me your mercy! My Redeemer, redeem me, for I am yours; the one who has come forth from you. You are my mind; bring me forth! You are my treasure house; open for me! You are my fullness; take me to you! You are (my) repose; give me the perfect thing that cannot be grasped!

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The Light in the Darkness

November 25, 2014

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The Light in the Darkness

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It is startling how human beings rarely if ever achieve a lasting enlightenment. We may catch a glimpse of illumination, yet it is a fleeting epiphany that fades as the speeding luminosity of a falling star. It is lost and forgotten amidst the relentless shower of diversions our society provides. We allow the distractions to consume the quality and power of our lives. We surrender to our personalized confusion with our lack of interest in creating them. This is the ultimate darkness. Not one that waits for its perfect moment to influence, command, embezzle and seize our energy. It is one that we enable with our attitude, behavior, entitlement and emotional drama. We sustain our own darkness with the conditions and restrictions we apply to our lives. Our darkness is the measure of our human potential unattained and unexpressed.

Soul Persuasion:

We have been conditioned to live almost exclusively from our mind and body. We exist within a social paradigm commonly adopted as “reality,” primarily steeped in left-brain activity and interaction. Much as the fish that swims in water not seeing the limitations of its existence, we too are chained to the invisible boundaries of a manufactured lifestyle. This is one way we align ourselves with negative energy. We allow the darkness into our lives with our silence, selfishness, disinterest and the anesthetizing of our sensibilities. We become vulnerable to the chaotic, lower frequencies we tend to perceive as “evil.” These dark forces attempt to transmute our energetic signatures into a form easier to control, conquer and consume.

We witness the evidence of evil in society on a daily basis. It is reflected in human behavior with war, destruction, genocide, inequality and injustice. Darkness thrives in the malevolence of murder, rape, domestic violence, character assassination and the tradition of competition found primarily in politics, business and sports. These attributes of human existence run rampant around the globe. They bombard us with such frequency, impact and effect that we become desensitized to their horrors. Yet, evil is not the monster under the bed or the demon in the darkness. It is not an existential entity that preys upon our apathy, unconsciousness and fear. It is we who sacrifice our personal power by the quality of our thoughts, behaviors, actions and emotional and energetic expression. These traits expose us to negative energies that become hate, anger, vengeance, selfishness and cruelty. Eventually, we render ourselves susceptible to these dark influences and they become our nature. We become a conduit of darkness

Darkness is so clever; it uses our own effort, energy and life force against us to further its agenda. It exploits our ego as a channel to silently and constantly influence us toward choices and actions that go against our reason, free will, common sense and intuition. The more we are aware of our darkness and its impression upon us, the more we are able to utilize it instead of the contrary. After all, it is a powerful facet of our being. It is ever present, no matter how much we attempt to avoid or deny its existence. We can transform this expression of our being into a positive force that benefits our lives. It is simply our perceptual fear of the raw, unknown power of our darkness that intimidates, weakens and immobilizes us. We hand our power over to what may be, not what is. With every fearful breath we draw, our connection with darkness strengthens and the fulfillment of our destiny wanes.

We are incapable of sustaining a capacity of being-ness for enlightenment. Our lives are lived ever striving to become something that we can only be in spirit. Perhaps this is the great mystery of life. It has been said that the most powerful light is harvested from the greatest darkness. Within this darkness there is only one thing that awaits us, our fear with which we react to the unknown. Fear is the demon we all must face. When we do, what once looked like a monster suddenly becomes a masterpiece of being when we see it for what it really is. An illusion of existential authority enabled subconsciously by the power of our own fear. It is an opportunity to draw strength from the deepest recesses of our being. The meaning of life isn’t to become enlightened. It is to free ourselves from the devices of our own darkness. It is to face and transform the only darkness that truly exists, our own.

By Iam Saums

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The Rise of Empathic Consciousness

October 30, 2014

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The Rise of Empathic Consciousness

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There is an exponentially increasing mass of individuals worldwide who are now awakening to the connected empowerment of empathic consciousness. Recent de-stabilizing social events, such as in our financial and political spheres, have drawn people’s focus to the dysfunction of many of the systems that we once gave our trust to. Even the focus on religious extremism in the media has drawn people’s attention not only to the deficit of spiritual values in our major religions but also to how religion is being used as a tool for furthering social, political, and emotional control. This trance-like grip on our collective consciousness is now being stripped away as people awaken to the knowing that there is so much more to our lives than that of a materialistic and consumer-based lifestyle. Yet don’t become frustrated if things don’t happen tomorrow, but trust that changes and shifts are happening over time. The necessity of inner knowing, intuition, self-trust, and integrity, is now critical. And let us remember that humans are biased for compassion and empathy. The awakening of our empathic mind is our natural inheritance.

Many social changes within the upcoming years will emerge from the creative engagement and innovation of individuals and collectives worldwide – a shift catalyzed within the hearts, spirit, and minds of the people. Externally we may seem like a vast, distant, and separate collection of individuals yet in truth the human family is an intimate, closely entwined species comprised of various cultures. Many of the younger generation now are waking up to this fact. Youngsters the world over are growing up accustomed to having networks of hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of friends across the planet; sharing intimacy and empathizing easily with an international social group of like-minded souls. This younger generation is manifesting, whether conscious of it or not, a non-local level of human relationships. This expanded connectivity is impacting and affecting a change in our psychology and consciousness. We are now being impelled to live in ways that enable all other people to live as well. We are also being compelled to live in ways that respect the lives of others and that respect the right to the economic and cultural development of all people; and to pursue personal fulfilment in harmony with the integrity of nature.

In summary, a new narrative is emerging, one where each person is integral to the larger picture; the journey of each one of us being a part of the journey as a whole. This new story informs us that the possibilities are open for humanity to engage in consciously creating its way forward – with harmony, balance and respect to all. This new narrative is part of humanity’s evolving empathic mind and which compels us to seek greater connectivity and meaning in our lives. This most recent human story is one where we create the story of the future.

By Kingsley L. Dennis

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Saudi anti-Christian sweep

September 17, 2014

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Saudi anti-Christian sweep prompts calls for US involvement

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Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America’s help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf.

Some 28 people were rounded up Friday by hard-line Islamists from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the home of an Indian national in the eastern Saudi city of Khafji, and their current situation is unknown, according to human rights advocates.

“Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy,” Nina Shea, director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, told FoxNews.com. “It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches. This is enforced even though there are over 2 million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.”

In Friday’s crackdown, several Bibles were confiscated, according to reports from the Kingdom.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va, told FoxNews.com he will press the U.S. ambassador in Riyadh and the State Department to assist the arrested Christians.

“I hope our government will speak up,” said Wolf, adding that the anti-Christian raid was not surprising given that the Saudi regime “did not want our soldiers to wear crosses during the Desert Storm” operation in 1991 to stop Iraqi jingoism.

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September 14, 2014

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